St John's News - 12 October

Dear friends,

For in Christ all the fullness of the deity lives in bodily form,
and you have been given fullness in Christ,
who is the Head over every power and authority.
Colossians 2:9-10

Can you help on Sunday 6 November?
Are you able to be a welcomer, serve tea and coffee or bring a cake to our Confirmation service on Sunday 6 November at 3:00pm, when we will be welcoming Bishop Mike. It would be lovely to have as many people as possible support this service and to enjoy refreshments afterwards. If you can help, please let Peter know (

Anne Dyball
Lisa and I shared a Home Communion with Anne Dyball yesterday, who is now at Stowlangtoft Hall. She regrets that she is unable to receive many visitors at this stage, but asked that we send her love to her friends at St John's and says you are all close to her heart.

Sunday Services
If you missed Sunday, you can catch the service here.

This coming Sunday's service will include the baptisms of Emily Sawyer and William Atherton. Please pray for them and their families as they celebrate this special occasion.

Men's gathering - 20 October 8:30pm
Some of the men from church are gathering again for a drink at the Elmswell Tavern on Thursday 20 October at 8:30pm. You are very welcome to join us.

Variety & Spice - Saturday 29 October 7:30pm
On the 29th October at 7:30pm St John's Elmswell will be hosting their third Variety & Spice Evening. We would really love you to join us. No need to book. Entry is free, but there will be an opportunity to give a donation to the work of the Church.

The evening will consist of music; comedy and poetry all performed by local folk. If you feel able to bring some nibbles and a bottle of wine/soft drink to place on a sharing table that would be welcome.

It would be so good to have the Church full and create a happy atmosphere. If you are able to support us, no ticket required, just turn up take a seat and we will do the rest.

A Time to Remember and a Time to Give Thanks
On Saturday 5 November at 3:00pm, you are invited to a short service called "A Time To Remember and a Time to Give Thanks" at St John's, where we remember the passing of loved ones and honour their memory. The service consists of readings, three hymns, a short reflection, the reading out of the names of those we are remembering, and the lighting of candles. The service will be followed by some refreshments.

Prayer Meeting
The weekly church prayer meeting is on Zoom on Saturday at 9:00am for 40 minutes. To join, click or, load Zoom and use Meeting ID: 685 295 1296 and Password: 816262.

Best wishes,

Wed 12 Oct 2022